What: An anti-racist discussion of the links between African-American and Palestinian resistance to colonialism, racism, and occupation.
With: Rev. Graylan Hagler, senior minister of Plymouth United Church of Christ, Washington, D.C. and longtime anti-racist and peace activist.
When: Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 4:30-6pm (reception to follow) ***
Where: Africana Studies and Research Center, 310 Triphammer Rd.
Background: “From Baltimore to Palestine” will expose links between struggles for racial justice, equality, and freedom in the U.S. and Palestine.
Rev. Hagler, a co-signer of the 2015 Black Solidarity Statement with Palestine, stands with young people from Baltimore to Palestine who protest police/military brutality and occupation, and denounce their political leaders’ failure to address institutional barriers to economic opportunities and political empowerment.
Known for his social justice ministry, Rev. Hagler has long “connected the dots” between struggles against oppression within and outside the United States. He took a leading role in resisting apartheid in South Africa and segregation in South Boston. He has served on the Steering Committee of United for Peace and Justice, which works to end war and oppression and to shift resources towards human needs.
***Rev. Hagler will also speak at a community rally on Wednesday, March 2, 5:30-7:15pm, GIAC gymnasium, 301 W. Court St., Ithaca.
Co-sponsors: Africana Studies, Jewish Voice for Peace, the Multicultural Resource Center, the Ithaca Committee for Justice in Palestine, Cornell Students for Justice in Palestine, American Studies, Institute for Comparative Modernities, Comparative Muslim Societies